Modesto, CA– Golden Bear Physical Therapy is pleased to announce its investment in Opportunity Stanislaus, a nonprofit focused on elevating economic and quality of life outcomes for Stanislaus County. Opportunity Stanislaus started in 2016 at the request of area businesses wanting solutions for barriers to starting and growing business locally and raised $5 million dollars in its first five-year campaign, with the creation of the VOLT training center in Modesto being hailed as one of its biggest achievements.
The new campaign, called Next Level Together, began in March 2021 and has already hit its five-year $9 million dollar fundraising goal. Key objectives in this campaign include starting a regional research institute; creating impactful workforce trainings focused on needs such as soft skills and strategic talent attraction; and leading projects likely to be game-changers for the area, such as the minor league ballpark project Opportunity Stanislaus is spearheading.
“Opportunity Stanislaus and the Next LEVEL campaign will dramatically improve the community while attracting more healthcare professionals to the area”, said Bobby Ismail, Golden Bear’s President. “Stanislaus County is an amazing community to grow a family and we fully support the mission of Opportunity Stanislaus”.
Opportunity Stanislaus Chief Executive Officer David White was thrilled to add Golden Bear Physical Therapy to the list of 130+ investors, which include companies such as E. & J. Gallo Winery, Crystal Creamery, and Frito Lay. “As we work to make our region a place of choice in terms of recreation, career opportunity, and strong community support, it is important that we add businesses of all sizes and industry to the mix,” said White. “Golden Bear is a reputable national company with a strong local presence and we are excited to have them as an investor and partner in this transformation.”
Founded in 1981, Golden Bear Physical Therapy celebrates 40 years of working in rehabilitation and wellness. With over 25 clinics through Stanislaus County and throughout the Central Valley, Golden Bear is the largest PT provider in the area. Golden Bear cares for patients of all ages with injuries or health conditions requiring physical or occupational therapy services.